Sunday, 22 April 2007

What was your first gig ?

Eldest beautiful daughter went to her first gig on Friday night. She went to see The Lost Prophets at Birmingham Indoor Arena and she had the best time of her life. She texted me a few times and was SO excited when she got home, she was still excited the next day, her high just stayed. She got even more giddy when I took her back to Birmingham on Saturday for a girly shopping trip and bought her more Krispy kreme donuts. The day also included Starbucks, Pizza Express and red wine, how good is that ? I financed all of the above and in return she showed me how to spot hot boys ( for the record Birmingham has lots and there are 2 male shop assistants in Topshop in the Bullring to die for ) only if you're a 15 year old emo I think. Did I get a good deal, I wonder ?

Whilst she went to The Lost Prophets, the beautiful son and I went for a pizza and then to see Wild Hogs, I had a brilliant night, my son is fabulous, he is going to be the perfect date when he's older. He loved wild hogs and laughed his little head off, I didn't find it quite as funny but couldn't stop laughing because he was so funny when he laughed. A great night,so so good.

Today beautiful baby daughter comes home, I've had a postcard saying she missed me, she was homesick but she would cope, only 1 tiny mention that she's been kayaking, no clue as to what else she'd done, just that she missed me. My parents and my sister also got cards just telling them she was homesick but with no mention of the myriad of activities she's partaking of.

2 of my friends are running the London Marathon today so big big love to Susan and Melanie. Susan is doing this for the first and last time according to her, bless her, she's had to have physio for the last 2 months and her toenails have turned black and she's even lost a few ( sorry I know it's gross) but I want to applaud her dedication. Mel is an old hand at marathons and is encouraging me to have a go, I am thinking about it though. Mel's done the New York one last year, the Dublin one this year and she doing the Toronto one is September , so she is a good example to your very lazy Auntie Gwen.
Good luck also to Susan's friend and running buddy Hilary.
Don't we feel ashamed now Sarah ? we've been talking about running the Race for Life for at least 3 years, we really need to do something about it, instead of starbucking and red wining, shame on us !!!!

To round off in a slightly cohesive fashion, I was also 15 when I went to my first gig. It was The Stranglers , November 23rd 1981 at my most favourite venue The Glasgow Apollo (RIP) so sad it's gone. I've still got the ticket. I'm not sure what my best gig was I've been really lucky and seen most of the bands I love including some greats such as U2, Simple Minds, David Bowie, Siouxie and the Banshees, The Signals AND the Finn Cousins but I will say that for sheer right of passage experience and being there with my first love The Stranglers has to be up there.

4 comments:

Neil said...

You really have seen ALL the greats! First for me... the Quo, early 79, at the Edinburgh Odeon, now a cinema.

Me is a Newfie'sWoman said...

Never really been to one. Unless ya wants to call Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at a bar in Toronto one. And all me remembers is me got drunk. So it wasnt all the good me would say. LOL

Ahhh, the life of the deprived! rofl

lisa q. said...

OMG! krispy kremes AND starbucks!!! i'm sooooooooooo jealous...thanks for stopping and leaving the sweet comment...

lisa q. said...

opps i about forgot...my first was john mellencamp back in the day when he was john cougar...damn good show...i think i was 16 or maybe 17...it was a long time ago anyway...hard to remember...